To define human nature I would simple put it as a fruit bearing tree. This tree can bear different type and variety of fruits. If the tree bears mostly good fruit then it is considered a good tree. But if the tree bears sour fruits then it is considered as a corrupt tree. As the sour fruit multiple it destroys the ability of the tree to bear good fruit. The sour fruit get worms in them, these effect and destroy even the good fruits. Concentrating on the good fruit is called walking in righteousness and concentrating on the sour fruits in called living by fleshy or carnal desires.
Human nature grows like a tree grows: the trees grow and the fruits multiple, human nature grows and its goodness or evils too grows. Like tree has branches which bear leaves, flowers and fruits; so does our nature; it is build around our works, what we profess and our fruits.
17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
To overcome our fleshly desire or carnal desire we need to deprive nourishment to the sour fruits. They will soon or latter dry up and fall. It sounds easy but isn't because even at the last minute if the fruit get a little nourishment it can become plump again. The strength to fight comes from the trunk. God knows that man by himself will never be able to fight therefore He took us from the tree called Adam and grafted us to the tree called Jesus Christ. Only when we abide in the tree called Jesus Christ we can draw strength from Him and shake of our sour fruits. For some this job gets done easily but for others it takes time.
5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
Being grafted in Jesus we need to bear good fruits but if we bear sour fruit or no fruit we get broken off.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Father God, graft me unto Jesus forever that I may abide by Him and become like Him bearing good fruit. Let the nature of Adam that is within me die and the nature of Jesus which is your nature come alive in me. I ask this prayer in the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
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